Blueprint has a demonstrated record of proven effectiveness collaborating with districts and schools to promote rapid, significant and sustainable improvement in achievement in settings with significant populations of high-poverty students, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities. Through our work, Blueprint is supporting urban schools across the nation in closing the achievement gap. Here are some highlights from our work with schools across the country.
As School Manager and Operator, Blueprint assumes full responsibility of daily school operations, school management, and the implementation of our five-strategy framework.
In 2015, after one year of Blueprint serving as a School Operator, Dever Elementary School had the highest student growth performance in ELA in school history (results reporting began in 2008).
Student growth performance in ELA was also the highest in school history for English Language Learners.
The percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in ELA on the 2015 MCAS was tied for the second highest in 17 years.
The percent of students scoring in the lowest category (warning) was the lowest since 2004 and the second lowest in 17 years.
Students in grades 2 through 5 at Dever Elementary School take the Achievement Network (ANet) assessment four times per year in both English Language Arts and Math. On the December 2016 ANet assessment, students in grades 2 through 5 matched the average score of 54 mostly Level 1, 2, and 3 schools in Massachusetts in English Language Arts (ELA) and ranked #7 out of 37 schools in Math.
As a result of 2016-2017 achievement testing, one out of every six students in the 5th grade at Dever is eligible to enroll in an Advanced Work Program when they matriculate to 6th grade next year.
In 2015, after one year of serving as the Operator for grades 3-5 of Bentley Elementary (Bentley Academy Charter School as of school year 2015-2016), the school had the highest percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in Math in school history.
In English Language Arts, the percent of students scoring proficient or advanced on the 2015 MCAS was the highest in nine years (2006) and the second highest school history.
Student growth in ELA was the highest in seven years (2008) and the second best in school history.
After two years of partnership, Bentley moved from Level 4 status (chronically underperforming) to Level 1 on the Massachusetts Framework for District Accountability and Assistance.
As a School Improvement Partner, Blueprint works in close coordination with schools, districts, and state departments of education to plan, implement, and monitor school improvement initiatives aligned to Blueprint’s five-strategy framework.
In 2015, after two years of school improvement partnership with English High School, the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in English Language Arts (ELA) was the highest since MCAS testing began 17 years ago.
The percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in Math was the highest in 17 years.
The percentage of English Language Learners scoring proficient or advanced in ELA in was the highest in school history.
On the 2015 MCAS, English High School had the highest student growth rate in Math in school history.
On the 2015 MCAS, 10th graders at English High School had the highest growth in Math in Massachusetts.
In 2015, after two years of partnership with Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy (K-5), the school ranked #3 for student growth performance in Math and #15 for ELA out of 87 schools in Boston that administered the 2015 PARCC.
5th graders at Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy had the highest math growth in Massachusetts during the 2014-2015 school year.
In 2012, after one year of partnership, all schools in Denver that implemented Blueprint’s five school improvement strategies:
Outperformed Denver Public Schools in percentage point gain for students scoring either proficient or advanced in reading.
Three out of six schools ranked in the top 7% of schools statewide for growth in reading.
All partner schools ranked in the top 13% of 1,829 schools in the State of Colorado for student growth in math using Colorado’s Median Growth Percentile metric.
Out of 992 elementary schools in Colorado:
Green Valley Elementary School ranked #3 for student performance growth in Math and #49 for reading.
McGlone Elementary School ranked #9 for student performance growth in Math and #59 for reading.
Out of 336 high schools in Colorado:
High Tech High School ranked #5 for student performance growth in Math, which is greater than 98% of all other high schools in Colorado.
Collegiate Prep Academy ranked #25 for student performance growth in Math.
Out of 501 middle schools in Colorado, Noel Community Arts ranked #20 for student performance growth in Math.
Denver Center for International Studies ranked #64 for student performance growth in Math.
For the first time in its 33 year history, Montbello High School in Denver Public Schools saw 100% of its graduating seniors accepted to a two or four year post-secondary school in 2013.
The Blueprint Math Fellows Program was implemented in 11 schools in St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) during the 2014-2015 school year.
10 out of 11 partner schools increased or maintained the school accreditation points earned for mathematics.
Seven partner schools increased their overall accreditation rating by at least one level and four maintained their previous accreditation status.
Four partner schools jumped two levels from “unaccredited” to “accredited.” Only eight total schools in all of SLPS achieved that distinction.